Kyrenia Animal Rescue (KAR) are looking for an experienced person to manage their three Charity Shops (two in Girne and one in Karakum)
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By Margaret Sheard ……
We recently visited the new building which houses the Kyrenia Youth and Resource Centre – GIGEM, in Girne, which has been set up under the umbrella of SOS Children’s Villages, to offer training and help for 16-26 year old young people in the Girne area considered to be at risk, who would like to make a better life for themselves through work skills and social activities.
The new Rotary Club of Kyrenia Cosmopolitan have issued their newsletter for the first 6 months of 2017 and the members have been very busy with their various projects. We are showing below some of the wonderful achievements by this new Rotary Club and their complete newsletter can be viewed by clicking here. (This is a large document and may take a little while to download).
In July, the founding President of the club, Malcolm Mitcheson, handed over the reins to Gultach Ozsan who is now the new current President.
Rotary Club of Kyrenia Cosmopolitan are also pleased to announce that the final total from the Auction and Pub Day at Jessic’s Bar in Karsiyaka in July is 12,153TL – 100% of which goes to projects at Yesilyurt Special Needs School – a big thank you to everyone who helped achieve this fantastic amount.
Our first 6 months:
In our first 6 months as a Chartered Rotary Club we have:
Crowds of bargain hunters joined us at Jessic’s Bar in Karsiyaka in January 2017 for a great day of Auction, Raffle, BBQ, and live music by the very talented Peter Dawson. An incredible 8,251TL was raised for our Charity Account.
Our thanks to Mus and his team at Jessic’s, and to the brilliant volunteers who achieved such a great result.
International Students Day
Congratulations to Rotarian Imren and her team for organizing such a vibrant celebration of the cultural diversity amongst the tertiary student population of North Cyprus. With great support from sponsors Near East University and the University of Kyrenia, on Friday May 5th 2017 Kyrenia Town Centre was alive with music and dance from so many different nationalities.
Blitz the Beach
We’ve held two ‘Blitz the Beach’ Community Service days in the last 6 months, and enjoyed a fun day of fellowship as well as trying to clear up the coastline.
Brunch for Polio
We raised over 1000TL which will be trebled by the ‘Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’, translating in real terms to over 1400 doses of the polio vaccine.
We are pleased to share a link to the latest Magazine from St Andrews Church, Kyrenia and you can read more of some of the features shown below by clicking on the magazine picture.
News from The Hermitage
Beauty from ashes.
It is extremely difficult for any of us, who are born into a situation of privilege, to speak with any integrity on hopelessness and despair. Yet we do pray regularly for those who are “worse off than ourselves”. In many of our services we have someone who leads the prayers of intercession for us, guiding the collective thoughts of God’s assembled people to bring before God his church throughout the world, the secular governments and powers and dominions of this world, our own ministry and life, as well as those who are fragile in any way, and in need of his loving and healing touch…………..See more
Friends of St Andrew’s
A Letter From Pat Etherington
Well, we celebrated Pentecost with a lovely service, the church was decorated with flame coloured ribbons and white doves and the flowers were simply wonderful; deep orange gladioli made a framework of flames and it was lightened at the front with various shades of orange and yellow…………..See more
St Andrews Church, Kyrenia is very active with projects to help raise funds for their own needs and the needs of others and you can read more of this in the magazine under Used Stamps, Used Cards, The Marvellous Food Bank…………..and more
St Andrew’s Olive Oil
October is traditionally Harvest Time in many countries in the northern hemisphere, and Cyprus is no different. When we think of the Mediterranean and its wonderful healthy diet we are often reminded of one of its staple ingredients – olive oil.
In 2009 the garden of the Chaplain’s residence, the Hermitage, was planted with olive trees under the direction of the then Chaplain, the Rev’d Michael Houston through the generosity of Michael May. The olives are maintained through the hard work of parishioners and friends. It is self-funded and is a fundraising initiative of St Andrew’s.
Each year “volunteers” come together to gather this bountiful crop to be processed into the outstanding, though not quite yet award-winning, St Andrew’s brand. Although the work is hard the reward is great, made easier by those who, though perhaps not able to sustain the rigours of reaching the topmost branches of the trees, provide the pickers with wonderful home-made sustenance in the form of delicious refreshments…………..See more.
For more information from St Andrews Church, Kyrenia please click here.
It is not unusual for the Office Angels (and Centre staff) to arrive at work in the morning to be greeted by dumped/abandoned cats/kittens/dogs and puppies waiting for them.
It is not unusual for them to be in boxes, tied to the outside table, tied to the fence or for them to be just sitting waiting after being put out of their car!
It is not unusual for people to arrive, at the office, shop or centre, during the day with boxes of animals wanting help.
It is not unusual to hear a car drive off and then see the cat/dog left behind desperately trying to chase the car to catch its owner.
It is not unusual for a box left outside the shop during opening times to suddenly begin to move and for it to be full of kittens or puppies.
What is unusual is for the animals to arrive in a bin bag!
Kermit and his Lady friend were brought into the KAR office, in a bin bag, by their owners who no longer wanted them. The office angels quickly established that they had little chance of them reproducing, would take up a bit of room, but they were likely to be quiet, would not be needing much in the way of food or medical treatment – just probably a bit of grooming.
All they wanted was, like all of KAR’s animals, a new and loving home of their own. Luckily for Kermit and his Lady Friend it will not be long before they are re homed.
How we all wish that the same could be said for all of the cats, kittens, dogs and puppies at KAR.
If you would like to see any of our cats or dogs, kittens or puppies please visit our Rescue Centre which is open daily from 9.00am to 1.00pm.
Kyrenia Animal Rescue (KAR), our charity animal Rescue Centre is high in the Besparmak Mountains of Northern Cyprus which provides refuge for over 200 dogs and cats.
KAR rely solely on donations for funding, please help us to help the animals of Northern Cyprus. Bank Details: HSBC Sort Code: 40-21-02 Account Number: 11364812